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Resources available to Kellogg Entrepreneurs
Organization University-affiliated Resources Larry and Carol Levy Institute for Entrepreneurial Practice
The Larry and Carol Levy Institute for Entrepreneurial Practice is home to Kellogg‟s Entrepreneurship & Innovation program. The Levy Institute is the source of vision and leadership for applied entrepreneurial education, research and practice at the Kellogg School of Management.
New Venture Formulation student teams Independent studies projects for entrepreneurs Job and project postings for entrepreneurs Alumni Entrepreneur Conference Case studies on Kellogg entrepreneurs Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program Executive education courses Get project assistance from Kellogg students
Website: http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/acad emic/entrepreneurship/research/levy.htm Other: Phone 847-491-3255 Fax: 847-491-5632 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kellogg Student Projects Database
Many Kellogg courses and labs require student teams to apply their skills to help a business or non-profit with a specific need. If your company has a specific need and would like the assistance of a Kellogg student team, by completing an online form your project information will be included on the Student Project Opportunity Web site, which serves as a clearinghouse and resource to both faculty and students The Heizer Center supports research projects on the basics of entrepreneurship and private equity. The mission of the Levy Social Entrepreneurship Lab at the Kellogg School is to inspire students to leverage best business practices in the service of positive, sustainable social impact across all sectors of leadership including the nonprofit, public and for-profit sectors. The center is involved in research, case writing and teaching about family business strategies, family business governance, entrepreneurship in the family business, family foundation, strategy effectiveness and family business culture. The Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN) is a platform for on-going collaboration between Kellogg faculty, corporate innovation leaders, nonprofits and government. Founded in 2003, the KIN facilitates strategy and management dialogue to promote innovation led growth and build long-term value.
Website: http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/Corp orate_Visitors/Student_Connections/Stude nt_Projects.aspx Other: Amy Gogolin email@example.com 847-491-3823.
Heizer Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
Access academic research on entrepreneurship and private equity
Website: http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/levyi nstitute/research/heizer.htm Website: http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/acad emic/seek/program/levylab.htm Other: Taurean Egan-Henderson firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/rese arch/family/index.HTM Other: Lloyd E. Shefsky – email@example.com
Levy Social Entrepreneurship Lab
Facilitates opportunities in the area of social entrepreneurship Creates an environment in which students‟ ideas and initiatives can take shape and flourish.
Center for Family Enterprises
Kellogg Family Enterprises Alumni Network Family Enterprise Conference Executive education courses
Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN)
The KIN hosts two dialogue events per year, limited to no more than 50 people per event, and for the first time in 2009, one global summit limited to 200 participants. KIN events facilitate dialogues between executive partners, allowing for the flow of information and best practices to pollinate across a wide range of industries and contexts. KIN members are the driving force behind research initiatives at Kellogg. It is through KIN dialogues that critical areas of research are determined and set to action. Interface with engineering students, faculty, and alumni about entrepreneurship
Website: http://www.kinglobal.org Other: Center for Research in Technology and Innovation Kellogg School of Management Donald P. Jacobs Center 5255 North Wing 2001 Sheridan Road Evanston, IL 60208-2001 firstname.lastname@example.org
Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (FCEI) – Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering
The Farley Center‟s mission is to help engineering students understand what is involved in starting a business based on an innovation they have developed. It intends to serve as a facilitator of the different academic disciplines to create environments where innovation and entrepreneurship can flourish within McCormick and Northwestern.
Website: http://www.cei.northwestern.edu/ Other: Ford Motor Company Engineering Center 2133 Sheridan Rd Room 2-331 Evanston, IL 60208 Fax: (847) 467-4727 email@example.com
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Northwestern Law School Small Business Opportunity Clinic (SBOC)
The SBOC is a nonprofit, student-based clinical program affiliated with the Bluhm Legal Clinic. Through the commitment of the Northwestern University School of Law, top attorneys and law students, the SBOC provides affordable legal services to entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations focusing on job creation and economic development in the Chicago area.
Sample discounted or free services for entrepreneurs include: Incorporation, Trademark Registration, Franchise Agreement, Business License, Copyright Protection, Zoning Requirements, Commercial Lease, and Not-For-Profit Corporation. Mentoring and partnership opportunities with existing businesses Idea development with student teams
Website: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/smallbusiness/ Other: Esther Barron firstname.lastname@example.org
Northwestern Nanotechnology Institute and Kellogg School Small Business Evaluation and Enterprise Program
The purpose of the Small Business Evaluation and Entrepreneurs (SBEE) Program is to facilitate the commercialization of new technological developments, by providing scientists with the tools to successfully launch new businesses. Through this program scientists propose ideas for starting businesses to a team of Kellogg students. Students select proposals and provide research and write business plans for presentation to investors. Tech Transfer‟s mission is to facilitate commercialization of Northwestern's innovative technologies for public use and benefit; to protect the inventors' and University's rights in novel technologies, copyrights, and software; and to market technologies to industry and investors and assist entrepreneurs in creating start-up companies HSIEC delivers specialized business development assistance in homeland security through a partnership between the Illinois Entrepreneurship Network and Northwestern University. HSIEC assists entrepreneurs and high-growth, small businesses with the development and sales of products and services that improve homeland security and defense and impact dual-benefit commercial industries.
Website: http://www.iinano.org/content/Industry/SB EE.htm Other: International Institute for Nanotechnology Northwestern University 2145 Sheridan Rd., K-111 Evanston, IL 60208 TEL: (847) 467-2530 FAX: (847) 491-3721 Website: http://www.northwestern.edu/ttp/
Tech Transfer @ Northwestern
Searchable database of technologies available for possible licensing
Other: Indrani Mukharji, Ph.D. Executive Director email@example.com (847) 491-2105 one-on-one business consulting market intelligence access to capital resources. Website: http://www.hsiec.org/dojo/22/v.jsp?p=/hom e Other: Homeland Security Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center 1801 Maple Avenue, Box 60 Suite 2463 (2nd floor) Evanston, IL 60201 847-491-7600 firstname.lastname@example.org
Homeland Security Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center
Alumni Resources Kellogg Alumni Club of Chicago (KACC) KACC was established to facilitate lifelong learning, connections, and business and social relationships among fellow alumni in the Chicago-land area. All Chicago-land Kellogg alumni are automatically members of KACC. Social and networking outings Community service opportunities Professional development events Website: http://kelloggalumni.northwestern.edu/club s/kacc/ Other: Patrick Thompson email@example.com, Co-President KACC Central resource and contact point for alumni entrepreneurs in the Chicago-area Website: http://kelloggalumni.northwestern.edu/club s/kacc/ Other: Brad Morehead firstname.lastname@example.org Chair, KACC Entrepreneurship Committee Kellogg Venture Community (KVC) KVC is the first ever group dedicated to fostering an incubator network designed to facilitate the development of entrepreneurial ventures for Kellogg Executive MBA students and alumni by connecting ideas with expertise, and ultimately, seed funding. Provides a forum for current Kellogg EMP students and Alumni to present business ideas Facilitates the formation of project teams (formed from the pool of community members) willing to invest time (and perhaps money) in the development of a formal business plan. Forms a multi-functional review committee consisting of objective community members to review KVC developed business plans Website: http://www.kelloggventurecommunity.com/ Other: Ken Jones email@example.com
Kellogg Alumni Club of Chicago Entrepreneurship Committee
Entrepreneurship sub-committee of Kellogg Alumni Club of Chicago.
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Kellogg Alumni Council (KAC)
The Kellogg Alumni Council (formerly the Kellogg Alumni Advisory Board) consists of members of Kellogg‟s alumni community. Members serve a three-year term on an invitation-only basis, during which they lend resources and expertise, working closely with students, senior staff and other volunteers to develop and implement programs which fulfill the strategic needs of the school.
Activities include: Attracting, admitting, and enrolling the best and brightest students, Supporting students‟ co-curricular learning opportunities, Expanding career opportunities for students and alumni, Recruiting, retaining and equipping faculty to be thought leaders in their fields, Strengthening ties among Kellogg‟s alumni and friends, and Developing a culture of philanthropy among students, alumni and other supporters Facilitate information exchange across the following sub-groups: Fundraising Entrepreneurs looking for talent on a project (paid or unpaid) Venture Capital Startup Tips & Tricks Startup & VC Jobs CEO & Co-Founders
Website: http://alumni.kellogg.northwestern.edu/clu bs/alumnicouncil.htm
Other: Deb Morrin firstname.lastname@example.org
Kellogg Alumni Entrepreneurs Linked In Group
Over 1,400 members globally. Kellogg School Alumni pursuing entrepreneurial high growth ventures or funding entrepreneurial ventures as venture capitalists, angel investors, turnaround fund managers and operating hedge fund managers. Kellogg or Northwestern alumni only please.
Website: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&gi d=28812&trk=anet_ug_grppro Other: Group Owner: Dave Peak Group Manager: Scott T Whitaker
Student Clubs Entrepreneurship Club (Full-Time) The Kellogg„s Entrepreneurship Club supplements Kellogg‟s curriculum by organizing a series of activities which foster a vibrant community of student entrepreneurs. Key contact point for full-time students interested in entrepreneurship Facilitates an entrepreneurship Boot Camp and Silicon Valley Trek for current students Website: http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/stude nt/club/entrepreneurship/ Other: Kelsey Peterson email@example.com Website: https://kellogg-evc.campusgroups.com/ Other: Brenden Mulligan firstname.lastname@example.org
Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Club (Part-Time)
We exist to nurture interest and education in entrepreneurship, venture capital, and private equity.
Key contact point for part-time students interested in entrepreneurship
Kellogg Entrepreneur’s Organization(KEO)
A student support organization facilitated by the Levy Institute and Kellogg entrepreneurship faculty for students who are present or former entrepreneurs. The Kellogg Entrepreneurship Forum is a group of students that meets bi-monthly to pitch business ideas and get feedback from other students. Students take turns sharing their ideas, whether just in the idea stage, or already in business plan development stage, and the group brainstorms solutions and improvements to the idea. All Kellogg students are welcome to attend. The Private Equity and Venture Capital Club is Kellogg's club for students interested in private equity and venture capital. The PEVC Club supports the educational needs and career aspirations of over 600 student members. Our members‟ interests range from angel investing and venture capital to buyouts and other alternative asset classes. The Family Enterprise Club aims to develop the awareness of and interest in the "Family Enterprise" dimension of business within and beyond the Kellogg Community.
Mentoring and partnership opportunities with existing student businesses Mentoring and partnership opportunities with existing student businesses
Other: Lauren Bass email@example.com Other: Jennifer Beall firstname.lastname@example.org
Kellogg Entrepreneurship Forum (KEF)
Private Equity and Venture Capital Club (Full-Time)
Key contact point for full-time students interested in private equity and venture capital Manages the PE and VC Conference Hosts speakers and other events around PE and VC
Website: http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/stude nt/club/pevc/
Patrick Nally email@example.com Co-Chair Website: https://kellogg-family.campusgroups.com Other: Jonathan Russell firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Enterprises Club
Consulting Support Social events Keynote speakers Networking Access to relevant articles and materials
Page 4 of 6 Entrepreneur Idol - an idea pitch competition for undergraduates emphasizing fun, vision, and delivery with competing schools across the Midwest. Applied Research Day - a university-wide research poster forum showcasing some of the research being performed at Northwestern and enhancing exchange of ideas across the different departments and schools at Northwestern. NU Venture Challenge – Northwestern‟s only university-wide entrepreneurship competition; student-run
Northwestern University's only interdisciplinary entrepreneurship and innovation forum. InNUvation aspires to kindle the entrepreneurial spirit by providing opportunities for education and idea-exchange, thus fostering commercialization and new venture formation.
Website: http://innuvation.org/ Other: Bo Zhao (McCormick, PhD) email@example.com Marc Lim (Feinberg, MD) firstname.lastname@example.org
Events Kellogg Alumni Entrepreneurship Conference Hosted by the Levy Center, the annual alumni entrepreneurship conference is each year focused on a different topic facing alumni entrepreneurs and regularly brings together over 250 people for the Kellogg, Chicago, and international entrepreneurship communities KIN Global 2009 brought together delegates from academia, government, non profits and a wide range of industries: healthcare, technology, defense, utilities and communications to workshop on ideas related to building global prosperity. Volunteer opportunities for alumni Alumni entrepreneurial marketplace Conference gifts and giveaways feature Kellogg entrepreneurs Website: http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/confe rence/entrepreneurconference/ Other: Scott Whitaker email@example.com Prior to, during and after the summit, opportunities were created for delegates to generate meaningful perspectives, research projects and avenues for collaboration. Website: http://www.kinglobal.org/events.php Other: Center for Research in Technology and Innovation Kellogg School of Management Donald P. Jacobs Center 5255 North Wing 2001 Sheridan Road Evanston, IL 60208-2001 firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://nuvc.innuvation.org
Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN) Global Summit
InNUvation Venture Challenge
Northwestern‟s only university-wide entrepreneurship competition; student-run. Teams of up to 6 members are allowed to enter the competition. At least half of the team must be full-time or part-time students at Northwestern University during the 2008-2009 school year. Teams can (and are encouraged to) have members from the university's different schools. Join faculty, alumni and current students for a series of panel discussions that promise some new insights on the intersections of entrepreneurship, innovation, and design. The event will lead into the final round of the Northwestern University Venture Challenge, the only NU-wide student business idea competition.
Networking opportunities with the greater Northwestern entrepreneurship community
Farley Center Entrepreneurship Summit
Networking opportunities with the greater Northwestern entrepreneurship community
Website: http://www.cei.northwestern.edu/alumni/ Other: Motor Company Engineering Center 2133 Sheridan Rd Room 2-331 Evanston, IL 60208 Fax: (847) 467-4727 email@example.com
Kellogg Cup Business Plan Competition
Business plan competition for Kellogg students.
Judged by prominent financiers and entrepreneurs Teams have the ability to work on projects with outside companies, but majority of team must be from Kellogg
Website: http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/stude nt/sp-event/kbpc/ Other: Scott Whitaker firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/Priva teEquityConference/
Private Equity and Venture Capital Conference
Each year the Kellogg Private Equity and Venture Capital Conference brings together some of the biggest names and brightest minds involved in venture capital and buyouts. The Levy Entrepreneur Institute coproduced the inaugural Pacific Rim Entrepreneur Summit at the Grand Hyatt Shanghai in 2008. It is the premiere gathering of alumni, friends, and affiliates of 16 top entrepreneur programs in the Asia Pacific Region.
Networking opportunity with potential funding sources
Pacific Rim Entrepreneurship Summit
Website: http://www.pacrimentrepreneursummit.co m/
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Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center(CEC)
CEC is a nonprofit affiliate of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce that seeks to make a perceptible and lasting economic impact on the Chicago region by helping entrepreneurs and high-growth businesses build viable, sustainable, and profitable enterprises. The CEC works with entrepreneurs to create and sustain opportunities for business success, job growth, and profitability.
Website: www.chicagolandec.org Other: The Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center (CEC) is located at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. Aon Center 200 E. Randolph Street, Suite 2200 Chicago, IL 60601-6436 Telephone: (312) 494-6777 •Fax: (312) 861-0635 •E-mail: email@example.com
Technology Innovation Center (TIC) Evanston
The Technology Innovation Center (TIC) is a not-for-profit business incubator dedicated to supporting the growth of very early stage technology-based businesses. It has been dedicated to early stage business growth in technology sectors for more than 17 years, and has served more than 250 startup companies. Established in 1986 by Northwestern University and the City of Evanston, the TIC is one of the oldest, largest and best-known technology incubators in the United States. The Chicago Urban League‟s Entrepreneurship Center (EC) was founded in partnership with the Kellogg School of Management to develop a premiere source of intellectual and economical capital for African American entrepreneurs. The EC provides customized services and resources to help businesses increase capacity and facilitate growth. We also work with the public and private sector to expand their pools of suppliers. Through entrepreneurship education, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), helps young people from lowincome communities build skills and unlock their entrepreneurial creativity. NFTE and the Levy Institute are partners in serving NFTE students and teachers. NFTE Chicago and the Levy Institute piloted a mentoring program in which Kellogg School students visit NFTE classrooms on a weekly basis and mentor students on their business plans.
Business support services o Internal and external consultants o Attorney consultation o Kellogg Incubator Support Team(KIST) – Kellogg alumni business professionals Office space and facilities Shared resources Community networking
Website: http://www.theincubator.com/ Other: Technology Innovation Center 820 Davis Street Evanston, IL 60201 800.523.5883
Chicago Urban League Entrepreneurship Center
Networking and training opportunities for minority entrepreneurs
Website: http://www.culchicago.org/72321011405330540/site/def ault.asp Other: Chicago Urban League Entrepreneurship Center 4510 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60653 773.285.5800
National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship(NFTE) - Chicago
Website: www.nfte.org Other: NFTE Chicago is located at: 3717 N. Ravenswood, Suite 209 Chicago, IL 60613
Network of Women Entrepreneurs – Chicago (NWE)
NWE is an organization that encourages community among women entrepreneurs. Our network promotes the exchange of business within the group. In our programs, we educate, facilitate, and support women's growth in all aspects of their lives
Networking and training opportunities for women entrepreneurs
Website: http://www.nwe-chicago.com/ Other: Network of Women Entrepreneurs 216 West Jackson, Suite 625 Chicago, IL 60606 tel (312) 263-1707 fax (312)750-1203 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hyde Park Angels
Hyde Park Angels is an organization that provides a forum for entrepreneurialminded members to invest in seed and early stage businesses, primarily located in the Midwest. HPA is a group of current and former executives, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists who are interested in investing their time and money into outstanding startups. HPA also provides domain expertise, strategic advice and coaching to its companies. Cornerstone Angels seeks to provide financial capital and mentorship to earlystage companies in the greater Midwest. Our group is a private investment organization composed of highly successful executives, entrepreneurs, and investors. We provide a disciplined approach to angel investing.
Possible funding source
Other: Tina Quealy, Assistant Director email@example.com
Possible funding source
Other: Michael Gruber
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Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship Chicago Booth GSB
The entrepreneurship center at the University of Chicago.
Website: http://www.chicagobooth.edu/entrepreneur ship/ Website: http://cec.depaul.edu/
Coleman Entrepreneurship Center – DePaul University
The entrepreneurship center at DePaul University
Other entrepreneurial resources
MIT Enterprise Forum of Chicago
The people who join MIT Enterprise Forum-Chicago are those who are interested in entrepreneurship, innovation, and meeting other people. You do not need to be an alumnus of MIT to become a member or attend our events Email “gossip rag” on Chicago-area technology startups Entrepreneurial networking group affiliated with Joe Levy ‟47. By invitation only.
Networking events, speakers, and contest for technology entrepreneurs in Chicago
Website: http://www.mitefchicago.org/ Other: firstname.lastname@example.org
The May Report
News and gossip on Chicago area technology startups Meets most Saturdays at Joe‟s offices in Skokie, where startup companies often present their business ideas Member list provides a database of possible funding sources
Website: http://www.themayreport.com Other: Jack Heyden
Joe Levy Entrepreneurship Networking Group
Angel Capital Association
The Angel Capital Association is North America's professional alliance of angel groups. This fast-growing association brings together many of the 330 angel organizations in the United States and Canada to share best practices, network, and help develop data about the field of angel investing. The Foundation was established in the mid-1960s by the late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman. Based in Kansas City, Missouri, the Kauffman Foundation is among the thirty largest foundations in the United States with an asset base of approximately $2 billion. Its mission is across four programmatic areas: Entrepreneurship, Advancing Innovation, Education, and Research and Policy.
Website: www.angelcapitalassociation.org Other: Angel Capital Association 8527 Bluejacket St Lenexa, KS 66214 913-894-4700
E.W. Marion Kauffman Foundation
Grants, articles, training, and research for entrepreneurial activities
Website: www.kauffman.org Other: E.W. Marion Kauffman Foundation 4801 Rockhill Road Kansas City, MO 64110 (816) 932-1000